Season 2022-23

At the Beginning of Time

By Steve Galluccio
Directed by Peter Hinton-Davis

An autobiographical story of a gay man in his late 50’s who thought his life was settled only to be thrown into a new world where he has to reimagine everything. This is Steve Galluccio’s most personal play since Mambo Italiano.

Feb 21 – March 12, 2023

Student Group tickets are available for $25.00 for groups of 10 or more. Contact our Box Office to reserve.

Ticket Prices
  • Regular $68.00
  • Senior (60+) $58.00
  • 30 and Under $30.00
  • Adult/Senior Groups of 10+ $30.00
  • 30 and Under Groups of 10+ $25.00
  • Student Groups of 10+ $25.00
  • Student Rush $20.00
  • 17 and Under $20.00
“Thank you, Centaur Theatre, for taking my broken heart and turning it into art. Theatre, much like time, heals all wounds.”
Steve Galluccio

About the show

From the Montreal writer of the hit play The St. Leonard Chronicles and Mambo Italiano.

Three old friends gather and reminisce about the past — the good, the bad, and the outrageous. They talk about everything from boyfriends to Sunday night dinners, backed by a soundtrack of Blondie, the B-52s, and the Village People. Everything bubbles to the surface while memory and loss stir up questions about healing and moving on.

With an open heart, Galluccio has penned a story about his own loves and losses in an unabashed love letter to Montreal. How do you remember your past? At the beginning of time… when everything is fresh and new. Galluccio’s newest play reminds us that memories are like a good shot of espresso: best shared among friends.

Cast

Richard Jutras
Michael
Stephen Lawson
Pat
Michael Miranda
Lou
Nadia Verrucci
Nella

Creative Team

Written by Steve Galluccio | Directed by Peter Hinton-Davis | Set & Costume Design Michael Gianfrancesco | Lighting Design Andrea Lundy | Sound Design Troy Slocum | Stage Manager Melanie St-Jacques

More Info

Where would Montreal be without Steve Galluccio? His newest work opens with Michael, an Italian man languishing in the ER when his oh-so-irritating friends visit him. With nothing to do but reminisce, we are all transported on a journey back to 1970’s Little Italy for three young gay men, with proper musical accompaniment of course!

“​​At the Beginning of Time is my most personal play since Mambo Italiano.  It seems only fitting that 20-some-odd years later I am back at Centaur to share this new chapter. In 2018 my life exploded, and I was forced to re-imagine my existence. I was a gay man in my late 50s who thought his life was settled. Overnight I found myself at the beginning of time, in a new chapter, in a new world, and a new reality.  New beginnings are frightening and overwhelming, but if you surrender to the journey, the destination will ultimately be… spectacular. Thank you Centaur Theatre for taking my broken heart and turning it into art. Theatre, much like time, heals all wounds.”    

– Steve Galluccio 

Language Warning

Strong language is used throughout

Tickets

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